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Species Bassaniana utahensis

Bassaniana utahensis - male - female Xysticus - Bassaniana utahensis Xysticus - Bassaniana utahensis Thomisid - Bassaniana utahensis Bassaniana utahensis - male Crab Spider - Bassaniana utahensis - female Crab Spider - Bassaniana utahensis - female Ground Crab Spider   Bassaniana utahensis - Bassaniana utahensis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Thomisidae (Crab Spiders)
Genus Bassaniana (Bark Crab Spiders)
Species utahensis (Bassaniana utahensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

Palp (better images needed):

Distinguishing B. utahensis from C. brunneipes:
So I looked at these carefully today, comparing only the males of spiders I think the ID is 100% correct.

Here is what I see... for differences.
Coriarachne brunneipes males tend to have a
1. more elongated abdomen
2. less coloring on the legs
3. longer leg segments
4. carapace tends to have deeper 'grooves'
5. Perhaps the white marking on the abdomen tend to point more forward toward the edges.

Now I think there is the possibility that many of the Coriarachne brunneipes photographed were just 'thinner' than the Bassaniana utahensis, but up to now those points seem to be consistent.